Community Member Monday: Saikeo Kavhanxay

For our final Community Member Monday of 2019, we talk to Saikeo Kavhanxay, who is helping with the Lao language localisation of LibreOffice…

First, tell us a bit about yourself!

I live in Vientiane, Laos. I am working as a full-time network engineer. My hobbys are reading books, surfing the internet and learning how to code. I also dedicate my free time to the open source community and I have contributed to other open source projects as well.

You can find me on social media – Twitter and my blog.

What are you working on in LibreOffice at the moment?

Currently I am contributing to LibreOffice localization for my locale. In the future I also plan to contribute to other parts of the project as well, like filing bugs, development and assisting people in my community who have questions about using LibreOffice.

How did you get involved in the project?

I’ve been using LibreOffice for a long time, and then I realised that I want to contribute something back, so I decided to contact my locale and the LibreOffice localization community. After that, I got an opportunity to contribute to LibreOffice. I think is quite easy to get involved in the project – you can reach to your locale or the LibreOffice localization team and then they will get back to you shortly.

What do you think LibreOffice needs in the future?

To avoid license issues, and due to limited budgets, some organisations in my country use LibreOffice. So, I think the LibreOffice community in Southeast Asia needs to expand more, and work on LibreOffice Online.

Thanks to Saikeo and the Lao localisation team for their great work! Everyone is welcome to join our friendly community and give us a hand with design, documentation, QA, and many other aspects of the software. It’s a great way to build up experience, meet new people and have fun!


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